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Researchers Hopeful New Treatment Leads To HIV Cure
 
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A new treatment resulting from the partnership between Britain's National Institute for Health Research and other leading medical research organizations has scientists hopeful that they may have found a way to eradicate the HIV virus completely. The Collaborative entity known as HIV Eradication of Viral Reservoirs is comprised of clinicians, virologists, and immunologists, who have treated the first patient in an upcoming study that will involve 50 participants. Whereas previous HIV treatments use Antiretroviral Therapy - or ART - to stop the virus from copying itself and spreading - which often results with the virus' return when treatment ends, this new approach hopes to activate "sleeping" HIV cells and encourage a patient's own immune system to fight HIV. According to professor Sarah Fidler "This first participant has now completed the intervention and we have found it to be safe and well tolerated." But Fidler adds that "Only when all 50 study participants have completed the whole study, by 2018, will we be able to tell if there has been an effect on curing HIV." http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/03/Scientists-hope-for-HIV-cure-with-new-treatment/9551475522018/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Japan Building "Great Wall" Against Tsunamis
 
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Four years after the tsunami ravaged much of its northeastern coast and killed over eighteen-thousand people, Japan is constructing a nearly 250-mile chain of cement seawalls to fend off future towering waves. Opponents of the 6.8 billion dollar wall, which in some places will reach nearly five stories high, say that the massive concrete barrier will damage marine ecology and scenery and hinder vital fisheries. Moreover, it will do only little to protect residents, and even worse - it'll foster complacency. Instead, they call for people to either move to higher ground, or to create a "green wall" of trees that perhaps won't stop the floods, but will weaken the impact of the waves. However those in favor of the "great wall", say it's a necessary evil, and one that will provide some jobs, at least for a time. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/35d608bb1ebe4766b33146e39b6044ba/japan-opts-massive-costly-sea-wall-fend-tsunamis http://www.wochit.com
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Instant Karma For Manhattan Attorney's Viral Racist Rant
 
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Attorney Aaron Schlossberg is getting a heavy dose of payback for recent actions. Schlossberg was videotaped this week at a Fresh Kitchen near his Madison Avenue law office Where he was berating restaurant employees.and diners for speaking Spanish Schlossberg even threatened to call immigration authorities. The next day, his face landed on the front page of the New York Daily News. It was positioned above a Spanish headline which translated to: "Screw you, idiot." And there's more video emerging, showing Schlossberg accosting another pedestrian. And to top it all off, 2 NYC lawmakers have filed a formal complaint against him. "What we witnessed in the vile video from Mr. Schlossberg, which has since gone viral, is a humiliating and insulting attack on the more than 50 years of progress that this nation has made since the civil rights movement. We watched Aaron's video and we were disgusted." Rubén Díaz Jr. and Rep. Adriano Espaillat. The 42 year old Schlossberg is now laying low, (hopefully) learning a lesson about verbally attacking innocent bystanders. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-york-politicians-file-formal-complaint-against-lawyer-whose-racist-n875006?cid=public-rss_20180517 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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'Phantom Limb' Pain Can Be Relieved Through Brain Training
 
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People who undergo an amputation often experience pain and sensation from the limb that's no longer there. It's a phenomenon doctors call "phantom limb pain." But now, researchers say they've figured out a way to rewire the brain and reduce pain coming from a phantom limb. According to a new study, the technique essentially involves distracting the brain from mixed signals it may receive as a result of losing the limb. According to UPI, the research team used a brain-machine interface to decode the neural activity of the mental action needed for a patient to move their "phantom" hand, then linked those signals to a robot prosthetic limb. Patients experienced an increase in phantom pain if they tried to control the prosthetic arm by willing the movement of their missing arm. But patients' phantom pain decreased if they were trained to move the robot arm using the "wrong" side of the brain. For example, researchers said patients missing the left arm experienced reduced pain if they moved the prosthetic arm through neural signals associated with their right arm. Study co-author Ben Seymour says he hopes this research will provide an alternative to painkillers for people experiencing phantom limb pain. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/27/Brain-training-may-curb-phantom-limb-pain/4131477600155/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Barack Obama Joins Malia and Sasha in New York for Some Father-daughter Time
 
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It’s inevitable: At some point, teenage kids just aren’t that into their parents any more. President Barack Obama, parent to two teenage daughters, set out to combat that trend by hanging out with his girls in New York for the weekend. The trio, plus some of the girls’ friends, seemed intent on packing a lot into their 24 hours together in the city. But no one was out of the hotel door too early on a rainy Saturday morning after zigzagging around Manhattan in dad’s motorcade into the wee hours on Friday night. A Saturday afternoon Broadway matinee was in the offing, believed to be Hamilton, the hit hip-hop musical about the Founding Fathers. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/18/barack-obama-malia-sasha-new-york-father-daughter-time http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Charming Prince Harry Helps Adorable Little Girl With Errant Shoe
 
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While meeting with locals in New Zealand on Friday, the 30-year-old Prince Harry was snapped enjoying a very special moment with one little girl. Kensginton Palace's official Instagram posted the precious pic on Instagram today. The accompanying sweet snapshot shows Harry offering the little girl one of her shoes, which appears to have fallen off her foot. Prince Harry is finally concluding his long trip Down Under. After training with Australian troops, he's been touring New Zealand. He recently visited the Turn Your Life Around youth development center in Mangere, South Auckland, New Zealand where he played pool and meet with local youths. The prince also participated in traditional Maori customs and learned about the Maori people of New Zealand. http://www.eonline.com/news/657125/prince-harry-plays-prince-charming-while-meeting-adorable-little-girl-in-new-zealand-see-the-cinderella-pic?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Nascar Driver Tony Stewart Sued One Year After Fatal Crash
 
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The family of a young driver who was struck and killed by Tony Stewart’s car on an upstate New York sprint racing track last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Nascar star. The lawsuit was filed on Friday, as Stewart returned to Watkins Glen International on the one-year anniversary of the fatal crash. The lawsuit accuses Stewart of gross negligence, saying he gunned his engine and put his car into a skid as 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr walked on to the track after a crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on 9 August 2014. The car struck Ward, and he was killed. A grand jury declined to indict Stewart, who at the time called it “100% an accident”. There was no comment from Stewart, who was with his crew in the garage before a final practice on Friday afternoon. Stewart-Haas Racing, the Nascar Sprint Cup team Stewart co-owns, also declined comment. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/08/nascar-driver-tony-stewart-wrongful-death-lawsuit http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Why Did Jamie Lee Curtis Return To Halloween
 
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The reason Jamie Lee Curtis had to return to the Halloween franchise is very simple, according to director David Gordon Green. http://screenrant.com/halloween-2018-jamie-lee-curtis-director/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Joe Biden Attends Son Beau Biden's Emotional Funeral
 
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Beau Biden's viewing service was emotional to say the least. Vice President Joe Biden, whose son tragically passed away from brain cancer five days ago at the young age of 46, was surrounded by friends and family Thursday at Beau's public service and viewing at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware. Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Beau's wife and kids and the rest of their family were understandably emotional while watching honor guards carry Beau's casket, which was draped with an American flag. The famous family shed tears as they said goodbye to the former Attorney General, who had been battling brain cancer for several years. In addition to the service and viewing, Beau was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross, Delaware's highest honor, for his "heroism, meritorious service and outstanding achievement." http://www.eonline.com/news/663433/vice-president-joe-biden-attends-son-beau-biden-s-emotional-funeral-surrounded-by-family?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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What Are Sanctions?
 
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Philadelphia Apologizes to Baseball Great Jackie Robinson
 
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The city of Philadelphia officially offered an apology this week to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love during his famous baseball career. The City Council passed a resolution on Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in the 1940s. As baseball fans and historians know, April 15 is the day Robinson broke baseball's color barrier by becoming the first black player in the sport. In Philadelphia, Robinson was famously taunted by manager Ben Chapman, who, along with Phillies players, hurled racial slurs at Robinson each time he came to bat during the 1947 season. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/31/philadelphia-apology-jackie-robinson-racism-dodgers http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Elon Musk Unveils the World’s Most Efficient Solar Panel
 
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Elon Musk is basically trying to save the world. Just a few days after announcing Tesla’s all-electric SUV called the Model X, his latest step is creating world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel. On Friday, SolarCity, the company he chairs, announced it will start producing panels with a module efficiency exceeding 22%. But thanks to the efficiencies, the panels will produce 30-40% more power than a standard issue solar panels despite being of comparable size. They will be available for most customers starting in 2017. The company also said the panels will be manufactured at its new Buffalo, New York facility, a unique feature given that almost all other solar panels are made in China. http://fusion.net/story/208036/elon-musk-solarcity-solar-panel-record/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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US Drug Overdose Hit All Time High
 
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, deaths from drug overdoses reached an all-time high in 2014. Deaths from overdoses of prescription drugs and heroin continue to be the leading cause of unintentional death for Americans. The numbers rose 14% from 2013 to 2014. The latest CDC data finds that deaths from natural opiates such as morphine, codeine and semisynthetic prescription pain killers like oxycodone and hydrocodone jumped 10% from 2013 to 2014. Most heroin users initially start by using prescription painkillers. http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676999/s/4c5735be/sc/13/l/0L0Scnn0N0C20A150C120C180Chealth0Cdrug0Eoverdose0Edeaths0E20A140Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Frss0Ius/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Are Weed-Infused 'Female Suppositories' Real?
 
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Most women can agree — periods are annoying and painful. One company wants to turn painful periods into “chill” periods using marijuana, a drug known for medicinal, as well as recreational, uses. The weed capsule has been dubbed “Foria Relief,” by the company Foria, which also launched a popular marijuana-infused sexual lubricant. The capsule is a small, cocoa butter-based insert that is being marketed as a pain reliever for women's menstrual cramps. The tampon-sized vaginal suppository is blended with a 6 to 1 ratio of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil concentrate and cannabidiol (CBD) isolate, respectively. THC works by targeting the nerves to “block out pain,” while CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory and as an antispasmodic by treating muscle spasms that occur from menstruation and ovulation. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/q5J1p9BlCdU/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Woman With ALS Holds Goodbye Party Before Ending Own Life
 
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In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the Associated Press, Davis held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill. Davis spent months planning her exit, feeling empowered after spending the last three years losing control of her body bit by bit. The painter and performance artist could no longer stand, brush her teeth or scratch an itch. Her caretakers had to translate her slurred speech for others. Wearing a Japanese kimono she bought on a bucket-list trip she took after being diagnosed in 2013, she looked out at her last sunset and took the drugs at 6:45 p.m. with her caretaker, her doctor, her massage therapist and her sister by her side. Four hours later, she died. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-08-11-US--Woman's%20Final%20Party/id-21d9da4fc7f440b2ab9c01f3eb8c68a4 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The Less Obvious, Early Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease
 
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When you think of Parkinson’s disease, you probably picture tremors and Michael J. Fox, but a more telling early indicator is handwriting that suddenly gets much smaller. According to Reader's Digest, a 2013 Israeli study found handwriting analysis was able to identify patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s more than 97 per cent of the time. Other early indications of the condition can include a loss of smell. If you stop noticing pungent cologne and aren’t drawn to the aroma of mouth-watering food, pay attention. Intense dreams that cause you to thrash and kick in your bed can also be an indicator. When any of these symptoms last more than a couple of weeks, see a neurologist. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, and the sooner you get control of the symptoms, the better your quality of life will be. http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/conditions/10-red-flag-symptoms/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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A Young Migrant Rescues Child Dangling From Paris Balcony
 
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A young man is hailed a hero after he scaled a building in Paris to rescue a young child dangling from a balcony. 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama climbed up four floors of the apartment building in just seconds to rescue the child. On Monday, Emmanuel Macron invited Gassama to the Élysée Palace, Gassama was given a certificate and a gold medal for performing an act of courage and dedication. "I didn't think about it, I climbed up and God helped me." "He explained to me that he arrived from Mali a few months ago with the dream of making a life for himself here. I replied that his heroic act is an example for all citizens and that the city of Paris will obviously be keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France," https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/28/asia/paris-baby-spiderman-rescue-intl/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Malala, Satyarthi Receive Nobel Peace Prize
 
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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever Nobel laureate Wednesday when she received the Peace Prize in Oslo, sharing it with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi. "A young girl and a somewhat older man, one from Pakistan and one from India, one Muslim, the other Hindu; both symbols of what the world needs: more unity. Fraternity between the nations!" said Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel committee. Malala, 17, who was given the prestigious award in Oslo City Hall, became a global icon after she was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban in October 2012 for insisting that girls had a right to an education. Satyarthi, 60, was recognised by the Nobel committee for a 35-year battle to free thousands of children from virtual slave labour. http://news.yahoo.com/malala-yousafzai-17-receive-nobel-peace-prize-044511088.html http://www.wochit.com
Views: 4861 Wochit News
United States Fans Flocking To Russia For The World Cup
 
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The United States is not competing in the World Cup, but has seen its fans buy the most tickets. http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/story/3523402/us-tops-2018-world-cup-ticket-sales-to-fans-outside-of-russia http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Honduran Families Deported Back To A Bleak Future
 
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Overwhelmed by unaccompanied minors and women with children crossing illegally, U.S. authorities have stepped up deportations back to Central America. 58 women and children returned last week on a U.S. flight to San Pedro Sula, considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Illegal immigration of Central American families and unaccompanied children spiked this year as rumors circulated that children, and women with children, would be released in the United States. Since Oct. 1, more than 57,000 children and 55,000 people traveling as families, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras, have been arrested. The spike prompted the Obama administration to expand detention space for families and to deport them more quickly — sending with them a stern message that there are no free passes for migrants coming illegally. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article_2014-07-23-LT--Honduras-Deported%20Families/id-d8c0967c327046ee8f5e729d69b32ec5 http://www.wochit.com
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India Builds First 'smart' City as Urban Population Swells
 
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India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western state Gujarat. So far, it boasts modern underground infrastructure, two office blocks and not much else. The plan, however, is for a meticulously planned metropolis complete with gleaming towers, drinking water on tap, automated waste collection and a dedicated power supply - luxuries to many Indians. With an urban population set to double at 814 million people by 2050, India faces the kind of mass urbanization only seen before in China. Ahead of his election last May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised 100 so-called smart cities by 2022 to help meet the rush. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/K4E_tbpmqk8/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Head For Rwanda
 
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Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are officially on vacation, heading for Rwanda. Portia gifted Ellen with her own namesake wildlife fund in honor of the talk show host’s 60th birthday. Ellen has a deep affinity for Dian Fossey’s dedication to animals. Her wildlife fund's first initiative is to build a gorilla conservation centre in Rwanda and will form part of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. The couple spent their weekend in Nairobi, Kenya at an exclusive boutique hotel, Giraffe Manor. https://www.channel24.co.za/Gossip/News/ellen-degeneres-spends-time-in-kenya-before-visit-to-dian-fosseys-gorillas-in-rwanda-20180528 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Obama Gets Help in Spanish From His Daughter Malia on His Cuba Trip
 
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As President Obama continues his historic tour of Cuba this week, he’s getting a little help from 17-year-old daughter Malia in the language department. White House photographer Pete Souza posted a photo on Instagram of the president and Malia at a restaurant in Cuba talking to a man and laughing. “The President and Malia share a laugh as Malia translates Spanish to English for her dad at a restaurant in Old Havana,” Souza wrote in his post. “My vocabulary is the equivalent of a 2-year-old’s,” he said. http://fusion.net/story/283546/malia-obama-is-using-her-spanish-skills-to-help-her-dad-out-in-cuba/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Mosul Battle Perpetuated By US Clinched Oil Deal In Iraq
 
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Diplomats, officials and oil men say, shuttle diplomacy by the United States' envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition brokered an oil deal between Iraq and its Kurdish region vital to a climactic battle with the jihadists. The sources said the oil revenue-sharing deal sealed in August was critical to getting the central and regional governments to coordinate planning for a push on the Islamic State stronghold Mosul as soon as this month. Kurdish peshmerga forces surround the stronghold on three sides. The Kurdish region is home to Iraq's major northern oilfields. A quarrel, however, over who benefits from export revenues has become a prolonged, tangled and emotive dispute. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/WlNRs6UCrT8/us-mideast-crisis-usa-mosul-exclusive-idUSKCN12314Z http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The Most Heartwarming Reactions to Same-sex Marriage Becoming Legal Across the U.S.
 
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The U.S. Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans nationwide in a landmark decision on Friday, legalizing same-sex marriage in every state in America. In a 5-4 ruling, the court stated that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and that states must recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. Within moments, Twitter was flooded with support for the court's ruling and relief that same-sex marriage is now protected under the law, nationwide. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/6bqK3rNWBe0/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Explorers Find Doomed Arctic Ship Missing Since 1848
 
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According to researchers, the long lost British Ship, the HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay. The Terror and the flagship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, the HMS Erebus, were abandoned in heavy sea ice back in 1848, during the British Royal Navy explorer’s doomed attempt to complete the Northwest Passage. All 129 men on the Franklin expedition died, in the worst disaster to hit Britain’s Royal Navy in its long history of exploring the arctic. The well-preserved wreck matches the Terror in several key aspects, but was found nearly 60 miles south of where experts long believed the ship was crushed by ice. http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/09/13/ship-lost-for-168-years-found.arctic-research-foundation http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Can Climate Change Be A Good Thing?
 
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According a U.N. panel, climate change, caused mainly by greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, is set to cause economic harm in almost all parts of the world by spurring ever more droughts, heat waves and floods. But for the 56,000 inhabitants of Greenland, a giant island a quarter the size of the United States, the melt may be unlocking frozen assets and helping businesses: Fishing, farming, mining, shipping and tourism, to name just a few. This island at ground zero of global warming and is seeking to be one of the few places on Earth to benefit. In order to capitalize on an alarming thaw that included a record early melt on the vast ice sheet in April 2016 before a cooler May, environment Minister Mala Hoy Kuko said the north Atlantic island "is in the midst of new thinking." http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/F8U5PUfiHAg/us-climatechange-greenland-idUSKCN0YZ1EM http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Study: New Way to Activate Stem Cells to Grow Hair
 
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Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles say in a study they have identified a new way to activate stem cells in hair follicles to regrow hair. The study, published today in Nature Cell Biology, findings could lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia. The cells then either sent pyruvate to their mitochondria or convert it to lactate. Researchers blocked the production of lactate genetically in mice and found that this prevented hair follicle stem cell activation and then increased lactate production genetically in the mice, which accelerated hair follicle stem cell activation. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/08/14/Scientists-find-new-way-to-activate-stem-cells-to-grow-hair/1301502733503/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Feds Raid Victoria Gotti's Home, Sons' Businesses
 
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On Wednesday, Victoria Gotti's home in Old Westbury New York was raided by federal agents. Gotti is the daughter of late mob boss John Gotti. According to reports, the feds were executing a search warrant from the Brooklyn US Attorney's Office. The agents also raided an auto-parts store owned by Victoria's ex-husband Carmine Agnello, which is now run by their three sons. Agnello is in jail pending trial on charges of racketeering. Gotti's multi-million dollar mansion was also the setting for her family's reality TV series Growing Up Gotti. http://www.eonline.com/news/794738/federal-agents-raid-victoria-gotti-s-home-sons-auto-parts-business-report?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Private Funeral Held for George Michael in London
 
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Best-selling British superstar singer George Michael was buried in London on Wednesday in a private funeral some three months after his death on Christmas Day, his publicist said. Several luxury cars with blacked-out windows arrived and later left Highgate Cemetery in north London, Reuters reporters said. "Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend," a family statement from the singer's publicist said, without confirming the venue. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/entertainment/~3/08g10dECVLo/us-people-michael-funeral-idUSKBN1702JW http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Saleforce Tower Is The Tallest Building In San Francisco, But Its Not That Tall
 
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While San Francisco may not be known for having a towering skyline, the new Salesforce Tower is by far the tallest building in the city, standing at 1070 feet and 61 stories tall. Compared to buildings around the world, Salesforce Tower is not that tall, as the world-famous Eiffel Tower of Paris, completed in 1889, is just 7 feet shorter. The skyscraper, which opened on January 8, is named after the influential cloud software company that owns the naming rights and leases half the building. Three floors of the building are leased by coworking company WeWork, which it opens to its customers as office space and a floating workspace. http://www.businessinsider.com/salesforce-tower-height-2018-2 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Anthony Bourdain's Funeral Plans Placed On Hold
 
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US Weekly reports that funeral plans for Anthony Bourdain have been temporarily placed on hold. This as the celebrity chef’s body has yet to be flown back to the U.S. from France. According to the CNN star’s mom, Gladys Bourdain, the family is waiting on the French government in order to make the final arrangements. As previously reported, the 61 year old Parts Unknown host was found unresponsive in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in France. French authorities later confirmed Bourdain’s cause of death as suicide. They revealed he’d used a belt from a hotel bathrobe to hang himself and that there was no evidence of foul play. https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/anthony-bourdains-funeral-plans-on-hold-as-his-body-remains-in-france/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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India to Sign Iran Port Deal, Ignores U.S. Warning
 
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India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran. India and Iran agreed in 2003 to develop a port at Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman, near Iran's border with Pakistan, but the venture has made little progress because of Western sanctions on Iran. Now, spurred on by Chinese President Xi Jinping's signing of energy and infrastructure agreements with Pakistan worth $46 billion, Modi wants to swiftly sign trade deals with Iran and other Gulf countries. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/OyDjpFbC4kQ/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Taking This Cancer Drug A Different Way Could Drop The Price By 75%
 
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A new study indicates that when taking an expensive prostate cancer drug, eating a low-fat meal when taking it can cut the dosage of the drug--and therefore the cost--by three-quarters. Researchers from the University of Chicago say the drug's label instructs patients to fast before taking it. However, eating a low-fat meal improves the absorption of the drug tremendously. Zytiga costs more than $9,000 a month and patients typically remain on the drug for 12 to 18 months. And according to UPI, even patients with the best health insurance can have co-pays of $1,000 to $3,000 a month. The increase in efficiency of the drug could allow the dosage to be reduced by as much as 75%, which could save patients tens of thousands of dollars over time. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/02/17/Low-fat-meal-may-boost-costly-cancer-drug/4561487363510/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Sorry, Princess! Thai Prince Strips Wife of Royal Name
 
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Thailand's crown prince has revoked the royally-assigned family name of his wife, following the arrest of several of her relatives in a high-profile corruption case. News about the monarchy is heavily filtered by the palace, and under the lse-majest laws, the world's harshest, anything deemed an insult or a threat to the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The office of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn issued a statement on Friday ordering the Interior Ministry to strip the family of Princess Srirasmi of the royal-appointed surname Akharaphongpreecha. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is the first in line for the Thai throne. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/40f9239a/sc/11/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cworld0Cthailands0Ecrown0Eprince0Estrips0Ewife0Eroyally0Eappointed0Efamily0Ename0En258351/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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10 Tips to Make the Most of Your College Tours
 
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Visiting colleges can be an exciting first step into the next phase of your life. Or this process can feel daunting and seem like a huge waste of money. Here are ten tips on how to get the most out of your college campus tours: 1. Read the admission section of the college website before you visit to see if you need to schedule a tour in advance -- since many schools have different policies. 2.Make your visit count by scheduling an on-campus interview if you have the option. 3.Take notes and photos to help you remember each school you visit. 4.Look at the school's stats and ratings 5. Have the option of visiting a school with a friend rather than a parent 6. Stray from the informational session and explore the campus on your own 7. Get a feel for the campus, rather than just focusing on the facts 8. Talk and discuss the information you learn on a tour 9. Don't stress about visiting every school 10. Look into instant decision days. Some schools have the option of a single day where the student can explore a college, have an interview and be admitted. http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/make-most-your-college-campus-tours-these-10-tips-n632576 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Leader of Al-Qaida-linked Group in Russia's Caucasus Killed by Special Forces
 
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Russia's counterterrorism agency says the leader of an al-Qaida-linked group operating in the Caucasus region of southern Russia has been killed by special forces. Aliaskhab Kebekov took over the leadership of the Caucasus Emirate last year after the death of its founder, Doku Umarov, who had claimed responsibility for major attacks in Russia. The Caucasus Emirate is a loose alliance of rebel groups seeking to create an independent Islamic state in the North Caucasus, a predominantly Muslim region that includes Chechnya and Dagestan. http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/world/~3/4iLp8pRjQds/ http://www.wochit.com
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This Couple's 'First Kiss' Made Navy History
 
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A San Diego man and his partner were the first male same-sex couple to be chosen for the ceremonial first kiss during the homecoming of submarine warship USS San Francisco. The fast-attack submarine reunited with its home port at Naval Base Point Loma Monday afternoon while families lined the dock awaiting the arrival of husbands, sons, dads and brothers returning from a seven-month stint in the Western Pacific. Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend Shawn Brier were the lucky couple chosen to share the first kiss off the ship. He said, "Everyone was cheering for me when they announced it over email. Everyone was very excited, very supportive, very happy." http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/433f7c0a/sc/36/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cus0Enews0Cgay0Emale0Ecouples0Efirst0Ekiss0Emakes0Enavy0Ehistory0En30A3691/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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How Teens Are Affected By Technology
 
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‘Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,’ is a documentary that discusses and directs both modern-day internet and phone addiction. According to new studies, a modern-American teenager spend six and a half hours looking at digital devices every day. 60 percent of teenagers in a newly conducted study said that they text and use social media while doing homework, and 76 percent of them listen to music. Sherry Turkle, a noted sociologist say this is hurting more than helping. She states, “What’s extraordinary about the studies on multitasking is, even though you’re doing worse and worse on everything you’re doing, you feel as though you’re doing better and better.” Teenagers will soon need to lower their tech usage. https://www.cnet.com/news/teen-tech-smartphone-addiction-screenagers-snapchat-google/#ftag=CAD590a51e http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Man's 10,000 Bottle Deposit Scheme Could Mean Prison
 
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Bottle deposit laws are designed to encourage people to recycle by charging shoppers a small deposit on bottles that they can get back once the bottle is recycled. But a Michigan man recently tried to game that system to get more money. Brian Everidge purchased 10,000 bottles in New York, which charges residents a 5 cent deposit. He then took the bottles to Michigan, which gives residents a 10 cent refund. But it turns out that attempting to collect a deposit on bottles purchased in another state is illegal under the Michigan law. And now, the man's $500 scheme could land him in prison. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/24/michigan-bottle-deposit-recycling-seinfeld http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Can Scientists Save Puerto Rico's "Monkey Island"?
 
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More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, scientists are still scrambling to save the more than 1,000 rhesus monkeys living of the island's southeast coast. Since tge 1930s, Cayo Santiago, known as “Monkey Island,” has been a crucial resource for researchers studying primates. Miraculously, the monkeys largely survived the initial impact of Hurricane Maria. But the storm devastated the small island, destroying its lush vegetation and wrecking the infrastructure that provided its inhabitants with fresh water. Researchers are now transporting shipments of food and water to the island and distributing supplies in the local community in nearby Punta Santiago. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/monkey-island-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria_us_59d7abd0e4b0f6eed3500645?section=us_science http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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California Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Attempting To Aid ISIS
 
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An Orange County man convicted of attempting to aid an Islamic terrorist group was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison. Badawi received the same punishment his co- defendant, Nader Salem Elhuzayel, was given last month. "Badawi was a radicalizer, recruiter, and facilitator, and like co-defendant Elhuzayel, defendant Badawi aspired to die a martyr fighting jihad for ISIL," prosecutors argued in their pre-sentencing brief, using one of the acronyms for the group also known as ISIS. Badawi's attorney, Kate Corrigan, conceded that her client engaged in a great deal of "un-American" and at times "repulsive" speech, but said Badawi "was a lot of talk and absolutely no action."Prosecutors characterized both defendants as obsessively praising Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria on social media as they shared photos of beheadings of "unbelievers." Badawi's attorney, Kate Corrigan, conceded that her client engaged in a great deal of "un-American" and at times "repulsive" speech, but said Badawi "was a lot of talk and absolutely no action." She claimed her client was duped by a dishonest Elhuzayel about what he intended to do with money Badawi loaned him. Halloween Treat: A Night in Dracula's Castle Elhuzayel's attorney, meanwhile, argued that his client should be acquitted on the legal technicality that the United States did not recognize the Islamic State as a terrorist organization at the time of the defendant's arrest. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Orange-County-Man-to-be-Sentenced-for-Attempting-to-Aid-ISIS-397608381.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker Off Somalia for 1st Time in 5 Years
 
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Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia. Officials and piracy experts stated it is the first hijacking of a commercial vessel since 2012. According to reports, the Aris 13 was approached on March 13th by two skiffs. The ship was carrying fuel from Djibouti to Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. A Somali official added that an estimated two dozen men boarded the Aris off the northern coastline. An analyst with Oceans Beyond Piracy reported the oil tanker has a crew of eight Sri Lankans. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/pirates-hijack-oil-tanker-aris-13-somalia-s-coast-officials-n733151?cid=public-rss_20170314 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Moroccan Mosques Switch To Renewable Energy
 
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Morocco is setting an example and teaching its people about climate change by turning their mosques green. 600 Moroccan mosques are switching to LED lighting, photovoltaic electricity, and solar water heating. This project is expected to be completed by 2019 and the rest of the mosques are expected to follow. The director of the National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency said, “mosques are not a big consumer of electricity: there is some lighting, some water heating. What we want to do is inform people.” http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/16/africa/morocco-green-mosques/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Sperm Whale Found Dead With 64 Pounds Of Trash Clogging Its Digestive System
 
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According to Huffpost, a young male sperm whale was discovered dead off the coast of Spain this week, and authorities have revealed the whale died after ingesting a huge quantity of trash. Approximately 64 pounds of garbage, including ropes, fishing nets, plastic bags, and a drum, was found to be clogging the mammal's digestive system. The body was discovered near the small resort of Cabo de Palos in the southeast Murcia region in February. Officials from the El Valle Wildlife Rescue Center said that an autopsy conducted on the animal showed that it had died from its inability to digest or dislodge the trash. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dead-sperm-whale-plastic-spain_us_5ac8b736e4b09d0a11942cd4 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Hurricane Earl Heading To Mexico
 
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BELMOPAN, Belize — Hurricane Earl made landfall in Belize with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph early Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. A hurricane warning remained in place for Belize and parts of Mexico, though the storm was expected to begin weakening when it moved ashore. The hurricane center said heavy rains will be a danger in southern Mexico through Saturday as Earl crosses the Yucatan Peninsula and the states of Tabasco and Veracruz. Officials said a big wave capsized a lobster fishing boat in the Caribbean, but all but two of the 83 people on board were rescued. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/hurricane-earl-makes-landfall-belize-takes-aim-mexico-n622661 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Pennsylvania Senate Approves Delay in Keystone Exams
 
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The Pennsylvania state Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would delay a requirement that high school students pass Pennsylvania's Keystone exams to graduate by two years. Under the plan, the proficiency tests - in algebra 1, biology, and literature - will not go in effect for incoming freshmen until the 2018-19 school year. Senate Bill 880 gives legislators more time to come up with a way to help schools pay for remediation and project-based assessments for students who fail the exam. Schools are required to give those students extra help and then provide a project to work on if they fail the test twice. Critics said the cost of those programs would be a huge burden for many districts and impossible for poor ones. School officials have long argued against the proficiency exams, saying they pose problems such as higher dropout rates and costs. Nearly every superintendent in the region urged lawmakers not to adopt the plan, which was approved as part of Pennsylvania Core standards, similar to the national Common Core. http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20150616_Pa__Senate_approves_delay_in_Keystone_exams.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Story Selection using http://wochit.com
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Is Climate Change Harmful to Snowshoe Hares?
 
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One of the predicted consequences of climate change is that in areas that regularly get snow will see it melt earlier in the spring. While that may be good for people who hate to shovel, it’s a problem for animals that change their camouflage to match the seasons, such as the snowshoe hare of North America. Since these animals don’t have control over when they change from dun brown to snowy white, if snow comes later or melts earlier, they may be ill-dressed for the weather and now a new study has quantified the consequences for the snowshoe hare. For now, that’s not such a big deal, but mismatches could have big consequences later in the century, as snows arrive later and later and spring melts come earlier and earlier. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/climate-change-may-be-deadly-snowshoe-hares http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Kate Middleton Seriously Rolls Her Eyes at a Pesky New Yorker
 
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While Kate Middleton may be the Duchess of Cambridge--the most perfect pregnant woman ever and the wife of Prince William--the stunning royal proved that she is indeed human—and even has a sassy side! During a charity event in Harlem on Monday, where Kate recently completed her whirlwind trip to NYC with her husband, she spent a moment at the gift-wrapping station at the Northside Center for Child Development. She was filmed pristinely packaging a present while dressed in a classy black coat. Well, that was until Kate got her taste of New York attitude. As seen in a video gone viral, a woman can be heard telling Middleton--in a rather obnoxious tone--to "keep wrapping!" at which point the always-classy royal seriously rolls her eyes...and it's absolutely amazing. http://www.eonline.com/news/605855/kate-middleton-seriously-rolls-her-eyes-at-a-pesky-new-yorker-and-it-s-the-best-thing-you-ll-see-all-day-watch?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com
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IS Mosul Commander Killed
 
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On Tuesday, Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul's Old City as the battle for the militants' final stronghold in Iraq focused on a bridge spanning the Tigris river. Abu Abdul Rahman al-Ansary, the military commander of the Old City, was killed by Federal police during operations to clear Bab al-Tob district. With many IS leaders having already withdrawn from Mosul, Ansary's death comes as blow to dwindling militant forces as they defend their shrinking area of control in the western half of the city. Since the offensive began in October, U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have retaken eastern Mosul as well as about 30 percent of the west from the militants, who are outnumbered but fiercely defending their final stronghold in Iraq. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/hgprzES9kQ8/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-mosul-idUSKBN16L0UZ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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